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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mary Ellen Hopkins  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction



Illinois Connection

She was born in Peoria, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

In 1977, Mary Ellen opened Crazy Ladies and Friends Quilt Shop in Santa Monica, California, where she lectured on quilting. After 20 years she closed the shop but continued lecturing and teaching. Mary Ellen has taught classes and given lectures all over the U.S. and the world-Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and the Middle East. Hopkins later started her own publishing company and has written 11 quilting books to date.

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